A Stereophile recommended component 2016, Hi Fi + cable of the year and a five globe performer for Hi Fi World magazine, should give an indication of how well this cable performs. As was written in Audio stream when comparing it to another cable: greater clarity, a more natural presentation, a more open yet defined sound image, improved tonal qualities and, taking a few steps back, a more engaging musical experience.
“A raft of major improvements moves Tellurium Q’s Black II to the front of the line if you’re after a low-to-mid priced XLR interconnect. Noticeably better than before, it sounds smoother and more natural, yet faster and more engaging too… this offers a lot for relatively modest money. As such, it’s one to add to your audition list.”
“I had hoped at last to be able to find faults in a TQ cable, but that was never going to be the case here. This was an excellent all-rounder with excellent speed and precision. Working at all frequencies and all types of music excellently it opened up the music in a way that many other companies can only dream of, that focus on phase relationships doing its thing. This worked so well with different systems and I would heartily recommend having a listen, however expensive your system is. This cable is that good. I have no idea how Geoff has done it, nor will I”
“The XLRs have a very natural sheen to them and great resolution. Quiet as you could get. Very impressed.”